The refresh for the top-of-the line model of Alienware's Area-51 premium gaming desktop offers more AMD options.
Alienware's mid-size Aurora is very flexible, and one of the smallest dual-GPU-ready gaming desktops, but it's still going to hog a lot of floor space under your desk.
The bold Alienware Alpha makes good on many parts of its promise to meld the gaming PC and living room game console, but there are still too many rough edges to make this a true console killer.
There are many ways to put PC games on a living room TV, and the Alienware Steam Machine is one of the most ambitious. Like all new console launches, there are rocky patches, but the biggest hurdle may be proving why Steam OS is a better choice than Windows.
Besides the popular micro-desktop, Alienware's gaming laptop lineup is also being updated with new processors and some 4K screens.
This set-top box gaming PC gets new desktop-level graphics, new CPUs and a path to virtual reality.
If money is no object, the FX-60 and dual 7800 GTX-equippped Aurora 7500 is probably the fastest PC you can buy off the shelf. It has lethal gaming performance and will outpace other PCs at doing the simple things, too
Serious gamers fall into two categories. The first type is those who enjoy hotwiring together obscure components dug up from graves, adding liquid cooling systems and squeezing the last iota of heat tolerance out of an overclocked P4. The second lot are the ones who buy a gaming PC like they buy a console: pre-configured for max performance. The Aurora 7500 is for them
The X51 is a beast in a tiny box. There are some concessions to be made from an upgrade perspective, but if you're after something tiny that manages to be a decent gaming machine, this could pique your interest.
While we fervently await the day when physics allows Alienware to cram in a more powerful GPU, the X51 stands tall as a great, space conscious gaming rig that would work well at either your desk or in the lounge room.
Those who like to build their own machines will scoff at the price. But for those who don't want to build their own desktop, and just want bling and instant gaming satisfaction, the Aurora ALX will fill that gap and then some.
This is a great-looking gaming PC with outstanding performance and good customisation options. Our only reservations include the fact that it's a tad noisy, more than a bit pricey, and it'll probably give you a hernia when getting it out of the box